The interior layout, fit and finish
The driving position in the Ssangyong Korando is a bit of a mixed bag. The steering wheel is noticeably offset to the left and only adjusts for height. Adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat is reserved for the top trim levels, too. The Nissan Qashqai, Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq all offer a more comfortable environment for an hour or so at the wheel.
Ventura and Ultimate trims get a 10.3in customisable digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. You can set this to display information such as navigation instructions or music track listings, as well as the usual driving information.
The infotainment controls are mounted high so you don’t have to take your eyes too far from the road to use them. There’s also a USB-equipped cubby for your phone below the climate controls. Entry-level ELX trim gives you a measly 4.0in LCD display through which the DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity are controlled, while Ventura and Pioneer trims get a 8.0in touchscreen system. This has slick graphics and the software is quick to respond, and gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring included as standard. A 9.0in infotainment screen with sat-nav is reserved for top-spec Ultimate models.